Summer is a great time for snacks. Snacks is a great time for chips. Chips are a great reason for salsa. Therefore, Summer = a great reason for salsa.
If you’re anything like me, you do appreciate America’s #1 condiment on all kinds of stuff — chips, meats, eggs, tortillas, crackers… any reason for some salsa. At $2-$4 a jar for “good” salsa at the grocery, why not make it ourselves? That’s what we’re going to do today for a fraction of the cost of storebought, plus it’s 100x more delicious.
If you have a food processor or food chopper, you can use it to make salsa. I have a hand-crank one that I just call the “salsa thingy,” and it’s sort of been with me forever. It’s my go-to salsa tool. You can also just chop everything up yourself if you want — it’ll take you longer, but it’ll still be delicious and it’ll be more of a super chunky less juicy salsa like pico de gallo.
I got mine on Amazon for about $10, so they’re easy to find and cheap for the hand-operated ones. Mine paid for itself in the first month. Just a suggestion, but as always, go with what’s comfortable for you!
This isn’t a super-specific quantities recipe, it’s more of a how-to or a suggested method because everyone’s taste is different. But, here’s what I used to make what I call a “medium batch” of salsa.
Gather your veggies and tools:
In batches, put cut veggies into your food chopper and chop until fine.
Add veggies to a large bowl as each batch is finished chopping.
Put the lime in the coconut and shake Stir everything together, add lime juice, salt and pepper, and taste.
Stash some in a jar so you don’t eat it all.
Then let everyone eat the rest!
This is the easiest thing ever to take to a party, a potluck, a picnic, to make for entertaining around your house, or just if you feel like having some fresh salsa. I always also set some aside for making guacamole (I mash up the avocadoes, put in some of this salsa, mix well, and BOOM. GUAC.)
Do this. Be a hero.